Electrical safety charity Electrical Safety First (ESF) has published a new report detailing measures installers can take to make sure low-carbon and ‘smart’ domestic installations are safe.
ESF’s Future Homes report, which can be downloaded here, addresses several key issues in the way of Net Zero electrical safety, including:
- A lack of specialised and certified installers and registered electricians working in the low carbon space.
- An inconsistent approach to installation quality standards and reporting requirements across the sector.
- The risk of installations and repairs being undertaken by consumers themselves if there is a shortage of specialised and certified installers/registered electricians.
- A lack of financial support to enable retrofitting to be carried out safely.
- Low consumer awareness of the safety risks and ongoing maintenance requirements of low carbon solutions.
In a statement on the report, ESF said, “Our report looks at these challenges in detail, identifies the key actors who have a role to play in ensuring electrical safety during the transition to net zero, and offers recommendations that will help to keep consumers safe from electrical risks.”